Kevin Calabro began his career in 1996 at the prestigious entertainment PR firm Susan Blond Inc. During his time there, he worked on media campaigns for A Tribe Called Quest, Boy George, Nuyorican Soul and Joey Ramone. It was there that he met Grammy Award-winning record producer Joel Dorn who’d just launched the record label, 32 Jazz. Looking to make a move to the independent record label side of the business, Calabro joined Dorn to work as his publicist. Calabro would go onto work with the producer for the next ten years, earning production credits on albums by the likes of Dr. John, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Aaron Neville. During this time, he received a Grammy nomination as executive producer for Vernon Reid’s production of ‘Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions’ by the legendary American jazz and blues artist James Blood Ulmer. He also oversaw the reissue campaign of the revered Poppy Records and Tomato Records catalogs, coordinating a string of critically acclaimed reissue recordings, ranging from Townes Van Zandt to John Lee Hooker. In 2009, Calabro formed his own boutique firm, Calabro Music Media, offering PR, marketing and artist/label management services. He’s since gone onto oversee campaigns for the likes of Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Wood Brothers, Living Colour, Medeski Martin & Wood, Jack Bruce, Soulive, Grayson Capps, The Skiffle Players and Moon Hooch among numerous others, while his current artist management roster includes the artists Marco Benevento, Seth Walker and Leslie Mendelson. During this same period he partnered with Benevento to form Royal Potato Family, an internationally distributed record label imprint that’s since released titles by artists including Garage A Trois, Stanton Moore, Lukas Nelson, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, decker. and Mike Dillon.